Why buy a house in Portishead?

June 20, 2019

Located on the South West coast, Portishead has grown and developed a lot over the past 20 years. Once a quiet town where locals had lived for generations experiencing very little dramatic change, it’s now a thriving hub attracting renters from all over the region. So, what exactly makes Portishead so appealing?

Excellent transport links

From Portishead, it’s easy to get to Bristol. Young people, in particular, can benefit from easy access to a wide range of modern media and technology jobs that are practically on their doorstep.
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is just a short drive away for those weekend shopping trips, whilst Weston-super-Mare is equally easy to get to for a day out at the seaside with all of its traditional resort attractions.
You can reach Wales by car in less than an hour, and even London is less than two hours away if you travel from Bristol by train. Of course, if an escape from civilisation is more your thing, you could also choose to visit a nearby Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, like the idyllic Mendip Hills.

A beautiful fusion of modern and traditional

The traditional town atmosphere remains in Portishead, but meets with the modern apartments and new build properties at the Portishead Quays Marina, with picture-perfect waterside views. No matter what type of property you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Portishead.

Excellent education

Gordano School provides outstanding secondary and college education for the young people of Portishead and many from further afield. The school has gone through a £9.5 million redevelopment in recent years and has specialist Technology College status. There are also many excellent local primary schools, with nearby higher education options at the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol.

Great spots to relax

The Lake Grounds are a favourite spot for residents of Portishead. A central lake is bordered by fantastic picnic spots and play areas, sitting right on the coast with quiet pebble beaches nearby. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy through the summer months. You can watch the ships come in, hire a small boat on a summer afternoon, or enjoy a game of cricket.
Does this town sound like the perfect place for you? Then let local House Fox estate agents help you! Our North Somerset roots mean we know Portishead like the back of our hands and know what the place has to offer. Call us today to find out more!